Doing Agile with a Big Bang Product Release

Are you tired of the debate about not being Agile because you only release once every 6-12 month?

I sure am. During the session I will share my experience on keeping the Agile Principles front and center even when the Product can’t be release incrementally. Thought out the session experience based concepts of

  • Obtaining validated learning through user experience engagement
  • Story Mapping /Story Flow Mapping designed to keep the product team in sync with the customer feedback loop
  • Product Change Management
  • Customer focus groups



Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. The Session opening - 5 Minute
    • Intro of Speaker
    • Session Agenda
    • Setting the stage
  2. Obtaining validated learning through user experience engagement -10 Minute
  3. Story Mapping /Story Flow Mapping designed to keep the product team in sync with the customer feedback loop - 10 Minute
  4. Product Change Management – 5 Minutes
  5. Customer focus groups – 10 Minutes
  6. Debrief and Q and A - 5 Minutes


Learning Outcome

Attendees will learn how to still be Agile while marching to a big bag product release. They will have insights in to some User experience engagement techniques to cost effectively validate their product. Using story Mapping and a new technique of story flow mapping as a nerve center for the product.

How to manage scope and product change with simple practices and finally learn how to use customer focus groups to get the feedback needed to deliver the right thing.


Target Audience

Product Owner, Business People, Scrum Master, Agile Coaches

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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